With worldwide recognition for their high-quality, sizing consistency and smooth holes, Toho seed beads are a pleasure to work with and will continue to add beauty to your finished project for years to come.
While less expensive beads have finishes that may chip and peal over time, Toho's quality beads have a lovely finish that stays smooth and lustrous, year after year, even with gentle hand-washing. So you can create with confidence, knowing that your wonderful garment will retain its beauty for years to come.
Their smooth holes insure that whether you thread several onto a strand of yarn, or place them in your knitting onto individual stitches, each bead will slide on easily without snagging or pulling the yarn.
These beads are crystal AB size 6/0. This is the perfect size to slide onto sports and dk weight yarns such as Les Belles Bouclettes "Amelia" and "Pauline". If being used very sparingly they can also be beautiful additions to projects made with fingering weight yarns like Les Belles Bouclettes "Prairie Crocus" and "Trillium". A bead to tip the end of each petal on our White Arum Shawl would not only add a touch of glitter to the garment, but help it to drape and stay in place, thanks to the additional slight weight along its edge.
However, care should be taken if using these beads on finer yarns. They are large enough that their weight could distort projects made in finer yarns weighing more than the yarn can comfortably handle, and pulling the garment out of shape. (For smaller beads more suitable for fingering weight yarns please visit our size 8/0 bead page.)
The clear crystal of these beads adds a subtle glitter and depth to the yarn's colour. The AB (aurora borealis) finish has a delicate rainbow effect when the light strikes it.
An exquisite addition to all and any knit and crochet project!
For your convenience we are also carrying large (split) eye beading needles that will work with these beads and all of our yarns. Please click here to check them out!